Rachel Dwyer is Professor of Indian Cultures and Cinema at SOAS, University of London
The Parsi journey across history and cultures—with a stopover at Irani café
From the martyrdom of Thomas Becket to the holy relics of Hindi cinema
It is easy to see why Ray’s films were classed as arthouse in the West. In Calcutta, they were screened in cinemas which showed regular Bengali films, whose audiences in the 1950s and 1960s didn’t watch much Hindi cinema
How a penniless European prince became the longest serving royal consort
The cinematic evolution of the countryside sends out a social message
Hindi films and the eternal romance of snow
And don’t go away with a goodbye
Soumitra Chatterjee became every character he played
Tantric approaches to a misinterpreted goddess
Will there be an Indian Shtisel one day?
CELESTIAL HEROISM IS a bestseller, unless it is badly made. In it merges great survivor dramas and the romance of breaching the boundaries of human…
Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals
Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground
MJ Akbar is an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s Islam
Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation
Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of ‘JNU: Nationalism and India’s Uncivil Wars’. Views are personal.
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